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  • Scripps in the News

    Technology Trends: The Promise of Proton Therapy

    Explore the patient benefits of proton beam therapy for cancer treatment in the February 2013 edition of Applied Radiation Oncology. Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which will open for patient care in mid-summer 2013, is featured prominently in the article. The center’s medical director, Carl ...

  • News Releases

    Learn the Facts About Proton Therapy at Free Program Feb. 5

    San Diego’s first proton therapy center will open for patient care in 2013, and local residents can learn the facts about this remarkably precise form of cancer treatment at a free presentation Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Highly targeted cancer ...

    • Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
  • News Releases

    Scripps Rebuts Report by California Technology Assessment Forum on Proton Beam Technology for Prostate Cancer

    The California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) today published its evaluation of proton beam radiotherapy technology for treating patients with prostate cancer. The CTAF uses the following five criteria to evaluate new and emerging medical technologies: 1. The technology must have final approval ...

  • Scripps in the News

    UT San Diego Lung Cancer Articles Offer Insight & Inspiration

    In two recent feature stories, the UT San Diego explored how lung cancer — the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. — is increasingly curable. In the first story, Michael Kosty, MD of Scripps Clinic offered his insights into the disease. In the second story, San Diegan Adrian Bradshaw ...

  • News Releases

    42nd Annual Mercy Ball Raises Nearly $200K to Benefit Cancer Care

    The 42nd Annual Mercy Ball, “Merci Mercy,” held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Grand Del Mar, raised nearly $200,000 to benefit breast cancer care programs for the Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. This year’s event was co-chaired by Anne and Chuck Dick, Gretchen and Kirk Avery, ...

  • News Releases

    Proton Therapy Preserves Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

    A study released this week has found that proton beam therapy preserves quality of life, specifically urinary and bowel function, in men treated with this highly targeted form of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. The study was co-authored by Carl J. Rossi Jr., M.D., medical director of the ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Wage a Smart Cancer Fight

    To help guide newly diagnosed cancer patients, Scripps Health’s Dr. Michael Kosty authored an article about the key questions that should be asked and answered. The story is part of Scripps Health’s ongoing “Savvy Patient” series of articles, published twice a month in UT San ...

    • Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
  • Scripps in the News

    Fox 5 News Explores Cancer Advances with Dr. Ray Lin

    Dr. Ray Lin of Scripps Health appeared on the Fox 5 Morning News Oct. 22 to discuss recent advances in screening and treatments for breast cancer patients. Dr. Lin also offered practical advice for women to consider before going in for diagnostic mammograms. The segment included a preview of the ...

    • Monday, October 22nd, 2012
  • Scripps in the News

    KUSI News Broadcasts Live from Opening of Scripps Radiation Therapy Center

    KUSI News was on hand to cover the Oct. 3, 2012 grand opening of the $44 million Scripps Radiation Therapy Center. Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder talked with reporter Ed Linderman about the building’s unique design features and advanced technology for patient care. Located on ...

    • Thursday, October 11th, 2012
  • News

    Grand Opening of Scripps Radiation Therapy Center

    Scripps Radiation Therapy Center serves patients from across the San Diego region who require radiation therapies. It also offers access to clinical trials.